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Recreation

  1. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 22, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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  2. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 23, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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  3. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 24, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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  4. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 25, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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  5. Men's Basketball Open Gym

    April 27, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Gymnasium

    This is a drop-in men’s basketball program is designed to provide exercise and fun for men 30 and over. This program offers gym time for men to come and enjoy competitive playing in a recreational setting.

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  6. Pre-Kindergarten Outdoor Sports Ages 3-5

    April 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Victory Field

    This program will work on the fundamentals of Soccer, T-Ball and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

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  7. All Sports Grades 3-5

    April 28, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Lowell School

    Students will gain fundamental athletic skills while working as a team to learn games such as kickball, lacrosse, indoor soccer and other group games. All activities will take place indoor and outdoors in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all fun.

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  8. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 28, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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  9. The Show Must Go On Grades K-6

    April 28, 2:35 PM - 3:45 PM @ Lowell Elementary School

    This is a Drama/Music program for K-6 grade students. The theme is the 1980's. Students will create their own rock concert and perform it for family and friends.

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  10. Baton Twirling Classes Grades PreK-8

    April 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Gymnasium

    Participants will learn marching, basic twirling skills and dance moves. Focus is on hand-eye coordination, rhythm, and teamwork. Spring session participants will learn a routine for the parade. Instruction is provided by Miss Tracey Gangi Johnson.

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  11. Junior All Sports Grades K-2

    April 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Hosmer School

    A fun and active program where students will take part in different sports such as basketball, pillow polo, floor hockey and other group games. Two weeks will be dedicated to each of these sports where participants will be introduced to the basics of each game in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

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  12. Junior Creative Crafts Pre-K-2

    April 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Hosmer School

    Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.

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  13. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 29, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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  14. The Show Must Go On Grades K-6

    April 29, 2:35 PM - 3:45 PM @ Lowell Elementary School

    This is a Drama/Music program for K-6 grade students. The theme is the 1980's. Students will create their own rock concert and perform it for family and friends.

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  15. Pre-Kindergarten Outdoor Sports Ages 3-5

    April 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Victory Field

    This program will work on the fundamentals of Soccer, T-Ball and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

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  16. All Sports Grades 3-5

    April 30, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Hosmer School

    Students will gain fundamental athletic skills while working as a team to learn games such as kickball, lacrosse, indoor soccer and other group games. All activities will take place indoor and outdoors in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all fun.

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  17. Junior All Sports Grades K-2

    April 30, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Lowell School

    A fun and active program where students will take part in different sports such as basketball, pillow polo, floor hockey and other group games. Two weeks will be dedicated to each of these sports where participants will be introduced to the basics of each game in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

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  18. Music Instrument Lessons Grades K-12

    April 30, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

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Senior Center/Council on Aging

  1. WATCH OUR WEIGHT

    April 22, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The group meets weekly for support, and to socialize. Individuals weigh in (not mandatory) exercise to a tape, and participate in a talk about nutrition led by long-time volunteer, Evelyn Casey.

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  2. LINE DANCING AT THE SENIOR CENTER!

    April 22, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Manny Carrera leads a rousing session of line dances for seniors every Tuesday morning! Stop by and see for yourself!

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  3. CRIBBAGE AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    April 22, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

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  4. DENTAL HEALTH

    April 23, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Proper oral care can keep you smiling well into retirement. Join us when Dr. Dario Gonzalez from Dental Partners of Watertown visits the center to talk about dental health!

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  5. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    April 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  6. WHIST AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    April 23, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

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  7. TRY YOUR LUCK AT FOXWOODS!

    April 24, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Join the Watertown Seniors on a trip to Foxwoods Casino this April.

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  8. Blood Pressure by Linda Micklay, R.N. from CareGroup Home Care

    April 24, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

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  9. YOGA for SENIORS

    April 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Performed standing and with a chair. No floor work. Designed for senior participants.

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  10. RUMMIKUB AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    April 24, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

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  11. APRIL MOVIE MATINEE: 21

    April 24, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center , 31 Marshall St.

    Based on the best-selling novel Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions the true story of six genius students who used their brains to beat considerable odds. Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is shy but brilliant, but if he can't pay his tuition he'll be kicked out of M.I.T. Fortunately, the answer to all his problems is in the cards. Recruited to join a team of extremely gifted students who have used their mastery of numbers to beat the odds at blackjack, Ben procures a fake identity in order to join the casino scammers and their brilliant leader eccentric math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) in some highly profitable weekend excursions to Las Vegas. Counting cards isn't illegal, and by using a complex series of signals, this team has cracked the code. Of course, it doesn't take long for Ben to become seduced by the glamorous Las Vegas lifestyle, and the attention afforded to him by his sexy teammate Jill Taylor (Kat

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  12. BINGO AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    April 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center 31 Marshall St.

    Low stakes senior bingo. A fun way to socialize with friends!

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  13. NEED LEGAL ADVICE?

    April 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau provides community outreach services through the Elder Law Services Project.

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  14. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    April 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  15. SING....JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!

    April 25, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The Mellowtones sing for fun, members do not have to read music, and new members are always welcome!

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  16. TAI CHI SPRING SESSION

    April 25, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Spring Session of ten classes began March 7th but there's still time to join in! Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice Tai Chi. Older adults find it especially appealing because the movements are low impact and put minimal stress on muscles and joints. Although Tai Chi’s best documented health effect is its ability to improve balance, it can also reduce stress, increase flexibility, improve strength and increase energy.

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  17. ART CLASS

    April 28, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Art Class instruction with Dawn Scaltreto. Bring your own supplies - water color, pastel, acrylic, pencil. Individuals work on their own pieces and receive instruction and critique from instructor.

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  18. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    April 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  19. BRIDGE PLAYERS!

    April 28, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The Senior Center Bridge Group meets on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Stop by if you’d like to play!

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  20. WATCH OUR WEIGHT

    April 29, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The group meets weekly for support, and to socialize. Individuals weigh in (not mandatory) exercise to a tape, and participate in a talk about nutrition led by long-time volunteer, Evelyn Casey.

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  21. LINE DANCING AT THE SENIOR CENTER!

    April 29, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Manny Carrera leads a rousing session of line dances for seniors every Tuesday morning! Stop by and see for yourself!

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  22. CRIBBAGE AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    April 29, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

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  23. MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY & YOU

    April 30, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.

    Maximize YOUR Benefits -It’s Never Too Late to Plan Have you arranged your benefits in the best way to get the most out of them? How do you know? Come find out! Chris Grande of Walnut Hill Advisors will help answer your questions and many more including: • How and when to sign up for Medicare • How to handle Medicare claims issues • Reviewing and choosing the best Medicare supplemental policy • What does Medicare cover - how much nursing care does it cover? • How to file for Social Security - “file and suspend? Restricted?” • The 3 main factors to help you decide how to maximize social security - take at 62, 66 or defer to age 70? • What spousal benefits do you get if divorced or widowed? • How is Social Security taxed? Is Medicare deductible?

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  24. WHIST AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    April 30, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

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Town Calendar

  1. Town Administration Building Closed for Patriot's Day

    April 21, All Day

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  2. Town Council

    April 22, 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM @ Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber

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  3. Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark about Vision Loss

    April 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room

    Join the Watertown Commission on Disability (WCOD) for a special screening of the film “Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark about Vision Loss”. Take time out of your busy schedule for this educational and illuminating film screening and learn more about the challenges facing members of our community with vision loss and the success that they have had in coping with these challenges. As home to the Perkins School for the Blind and other organizations that further the cause of assisting and empowering those with disabilities, Watertown has a proud tradition of working with members of the disability community. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to the screening, there will be a Q&A “Talkback” session immediately following the film, led by Commission on Disability member Judith Herzberg along with WCOD Chair Kim Charlson, who serves as the Director of the Perkins Library and is the first woman president of the American Council of the Blind. Refreshments will be

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  4. Historic District Commission

    April 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall Administration Building

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  5. Zoning Board of Appeals

    April 23, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Town Council Chamber, Second Floor

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  6. Community Meeting for hotel at former Saab Dealership

    April 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Arsenal Project (Arsenal Mall) interior hallway between Golf Town and Old Navy

    Community meeting being held by Boylston Properties to present the proposed project and respond to questions and comments.

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  7. Public Safety subcommittee

    April 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber

    To discuss management and operations study of the Watertown Fire Department

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